Acts 7:59 & 60
“While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed,
“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
Then he fell on his knees and cried out,
“Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”
When he had said this, he fell asleep.”
Stephen reminds me of Jesus in this passage, like seriously, Stephen rocks. (no pun intended)
He forgave those who were STONING HIM. GAH that’s just heart wrenching and sickening and…amazing…
The thought of being stoned to DEATH sounds so wrong.
But forgiving them; that’s so right.
Is there a person in your life, who did something or said something to you, and they asked for forgiveness but you couldn’t give it to them? Maybe they haven’t even asked for forgiveness. What’s holding you back from forgiving them?
Forgiveness of sins is a major blessing in this life.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR BECOMING SIN ITSELF TO SAVE ME!!!